Friday, June 27, 2008

King: Democrat 'Inciting' Terrorist Violence Against Cheney's Chief Of Staff

In a House hearing Thursday on interrogation policies, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, suggested that a Democratic congressman should have to personally guard a White House aide after the Massachusetts lawmaker made a comment that King believes "incited" terrorists to violence against Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.

Massachusetts Rep. Bill Delahunt made the remark while questioning David Addington, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, during a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing on interrogation policies, Fox News reported.

Addington said he couldn’t discuss certain interrogation techniques because “Al Qaeda may watch C-SPAN,” which was televising the hearing, according to Fox.

Delahunt responded: “Right, well, I’m sure they are watching, and I’m glad they finally have a chance to see you Mr. Addington.”

Congressman King said in a news release that he was dismayed and outraged at the comments saying, “Congressman Delahunt’s live, televised statement to Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff was an invitation to Al-Qaeda to target him. I wonder if Bill Delahunt is ready to guard Mr. Addington’s home and family.”

Delahunt told FOX News that King has “a good sense of humor” but “under no circumstances” was he implying during the hearing that Al Qaeda may target Addington.

Here is a video of Delahunt's comments:

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